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Women’s Power on Capitol Hill

By Linda Tancs

The Sewall-Belmont House in Washington, D.C., celebrates the history of women’s progress toward equality. Located near the U.S. Capitol, the house is the site where Alice Paul and other suffragettes fought for equal rights for women. It’s been home to the National Woman’s Party since 1929. Designated a national monument earlier this year by President Obama, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument is named for Alva Belmont (a former party president) and Alice Paul, the party’s founder. The site contains an extensive library and archival and museum holdings relating to the women’s movement.

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